June 1, 2021

“A person was killed by Border Patrol after failing to yield to agents.

According to a CBP statement:

As a HCSO Deputy Sheriff and BPAs approached the vehicle, they heard a gunshot. After approximately one hour, HCSO Deputies, BPAs and TX Department of Public Safety State Troopers approached the vehicle and discovered the driver with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The Hudspeth County, TX, Justice of the Peace later pronounced the driver, a nineteen year old U.S. Citizen, deceased.

Age: Unknown
Nationality: Unknown
Cause of Death: Alleged suicide (Other)
Incident Date: June 1, 2021
Incident Location: Sierra Blanca, TX

Source: Southern Border Communities Coalition (SBCC), “Fatal Encounters with CBP Since 2010,” <https://www.southernborder.org/deaths_by_border_patrol>

Sector(s): Big Bend

Agency(ies): Border Patrol

Event Type(s): Fatal Encounter

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